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Michelle D Ule
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Writer always looking for great historical stories preferably with ironic humor.
Writer always looking for great historical stories preferably with ironic humor.

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Who even has a phone book anymore? Ancestry.com I just spent a Friday night turning the cyber-pages of the London phone book. It broke open a mystery I’ve been hunting for 18 months. Amazing. Tedious. Valuable. A short diversion to talk about names…

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A seven year-old sweetheart in our life is learning to read. “It’s so amazing,” she told me. “Everywhere I look I see words to read!” When we sat together with an open book, her younger sister told me not to bother, “she can read it now herself.” (I…

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Tourists would not be the first description that comes to mind about Biddy and Oswald Chambers. Yet, they traveled together often. They went with a purpose and worked, but occasionally took time off for some fun. Meeting They met on a boat, the SS Baltic,…

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For more information about Biddy and Oswald Chambers, see my website, www.michelleule.com where I've posted 40 blog posts about them.

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The Five Little Monkeys books by Eileen Christelow are a hit in my county. My husband has used the books as a tool for reading enrichment the last four years. He’s part of a group that spends half an hour a week in a local elementary school reading with…

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Generous family members contributed to my research while writing Mrs. Oswald Chambers. Ancestry.com posts information from people all over the world. People upload their family histories and share their data, stories and even photos. Their generosity…

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We visited the submarine museum in Pearl Harbor recently. For my young adult daughter, it was fun to see the boats. For me, it was like old home week as I saw many submarines I knew in person, fact and fiction. It gets that way when you spend 20 years of…

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What happens when a novelist writes a biography? I can’t speak for other biographers or novelists, I can only describe my challenges and joys. Here are four. Stick to the facts, ma’am When I began writing the biography of Mrs. Oswald Chambers, I already…

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My eyes always went to Diamond Head when we traveled toward Honolulu. Our family lived on O’ahu for four years and the craggy extinct volcano rearing over Waikiki Beach was my daily reminder we lived on an island. I’ve seen it in all sorts of dramatic…

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